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by pcmag

Published December 2, 2009


This is episode 195 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 195:
TVs and Computers Converge?, Rupert Murdoch vs. Google, PC Makers Will Crown Android King, and more...

What's new in Episode 195


Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm.com
Michael Wolf, VP of Research, Director, GigaOm Pro
Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio

The Topics:
TVs: Finally Converging With Computers

Broadband TVs are already trickling into the market, reports GigaOm Pro, and a new breed of application developers will be called on to develop widgets and software for them. Is this the long-touted true convergence of TVs and computing platforms?

Why PC Makers Will Make Android King

As PC makers such as Lenovo -- which said that it will spend $200 million to buy back its mobile unit -- move into the mobile phone market, they are most likely to rely on Android (both Dell and Acer are using it) to deliver their iPhone-inspired smartphones.

Android Has a Porn Store

Apple would never allow this on the iPhone, but Android now features a porn store. Although it is not on Android Market, a downloadable app from Mikandi.com gives Android users access to multiple types of porn. Will porn flourish on Android?

Microsoft's Wall of Fear Over Chrome OS?

Speculation is building as to what sort of response Google's Chrome OS may draw from the competition -- especially Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft may just sit back and watch. Does Google's OS represent real competition?

Does Chrome OS Mean Anything for Schools?

Could netbooks running Chrome OS come to dominate the educational space and save schools and students countless dollars? After all, the netbooks are cheap, and all the data is in the cloud so students wouldn't face disaster if they lost them.

Topic links:
http://pro.gigaom.com/2009/11/are-you-ready-for-the-tv-widget-revolution/
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/27/why-pc-makers-will-make-android-king/
http://thenextweb.com/appetite/2009/11/28/apple-android-porn-store/
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/25/microsofts-wall-of-fear-over-chrome-os-not/
http://education.zdnet.com/?p=3395&tag=wrapper;col1


Run time 31:19
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

John C. Dvorak

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